Grandparent Scams

Grandparent scams prey on the emotions and trust of older adults by impersonating a grandchild in distress. Scammers typically reach out by phone, claiming to be in an emergency situation and urgently needing financial help—relying on the grandparent’s love and concern to convince them to send money or expose personal information. It’s important for seniors and their families to stay informed about these scams, maintain open communication, and verify any requests for financial assistance before taking any action to ensure their safety and security.